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Acceptable Behaviour Contracts 2018-2020

Date of request: February 12, 2021
Reference: 193/21

Request

  • Please let me have the number of Acceptable Behaviour Contracts (ABC) issued (but not necessarily signed) in each of the years 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • Please let me have the number of such ABCs that were not signed in each of the years 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • Please let me have the number of ABCs issued to those over 70 years of age in each of the years 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • Please let me have the number of Appeals to the Chief Constable that were concluded in each of the years 2018, 2019, 2020.
  • Please let me have the number of Appeals to the Chief Constable as above that were referred to outside consultants in each of the years 2018, 2019, 2020.

 

Response

Please see the number of Acceptable behaviour contracts (ABC) issued, and a break-down of how many were issued to individuals over 70 years of age.

Year Count Year Count >70
2018 990 2018 81
2019 1012 2019 113
2020 944 2020 77
Sum: 2946 Sum: 271

 

Acceptable Behaviour Contracts are voluntary contracts and are only issued if agreed and signed by the offender.

There is no appeals process for ABC. These are voluntary contracts and are only signed if agreed by the offender. An offender could withdraw at any time.

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